NICE eNewsletter Summer 2018

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Summer 2018

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Playing to Win: Gamification, Code Challenges and Hackathons in the Employment Marketplace         

by Bradley Wolfenden, Director, Cyber Academic Partnerships, Circadence Corporation; John Bersentes, Vice President, Client Strategy, MarCom Group, Inc. 

We learn about the world through play. We learn to create, to share, to challenge ourselves and others. Through playing, we keep learning. The use of game-based learning, code challenges, and other cyber competitions address and develop skills in the computing-based discipline of cybersecurity, which includes interdisciplinary aspects of law, policy, human factors, ethics, and risk management in the context of dealing with adversaries. It allows employers to create ways to make learning, team building, and skill-proving fun. Read More

Key Dates

Community College Cyber Summit (3CS), August 2-4, 2018

NICE Conference and Expo, November 6-7, 2018

NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference, December 3-4, 2018

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NICE Framework in Focus  

A profile of a cybersecurity practitioner to illustrate application of the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework categories, specialty areas, and work roles.

CATEGORY: Securely Provision

Conceptualizes, designs, procures, and/or builds secure information technology (IT) systems, with responsibility for aspects of system and/or network development.

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NAME: Julia Chua

TITLE: Manager, Risk Management Program, Office of Information Security 

ORGANIZATION: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

SPECIALTY AREA: Risk Management

WORK ROLE: Authorizing Official/Designating Representative

ACADEMIC DEGREE: Bachelor of Science in Finance, University of Maryland, College Park

CERTIFICATIONS: Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP)

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Using the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework to Develop a Cybersecurity Legal Awareness Course

by Dr. Jim Chen, Professor of Cybersecurity, DoD National Defense University; Mary Lin, National Defense University

Curiosity sometimes leads people to try risky things in online environments. However, experimental inquisitiveness online can have real world consequences. If unaware of these secondary effects, some may unintentionally violate laws by clicking on the wrong buttons, ads, or attachments, thereby executing malicious functions of an application. Read More

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As Cyberattacks Diversify, Those Leading the Defense Must as Well

by Debra McLaughlin, Sr. Manager, Corporate Responsibility, Symantec

The cybersecurity landscape is constantly changing. Businesses and individuals alike must be able to outmaneuver and defend themselves from ever-evolving threats. Both the people and the technology we rely upon need to mount a defense that maintains that pace and doesn’t become complacent. Read More 

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State CIOs and CISOs Highlight Unique-To-Government Benefits to Recruit and Retain IT and Cybersecurity Professionals

by Yejin Jang, Director of Government Affairs, NASCIO

CNAP describes a series of near-term actions to enhance cybersecurity capabilities within the Federal government and across the country while putting in place a long-term strategy to enhance cybersecurity awareness and protections, protect privacy, maintain public safety, economic and national security, and empower Americans to take better control of their digital security. Read More

Affiliated programs

Efforts are underway to develop a draft mapping between the Cybersecurity Framework’s 108 subcategories and the NICE Workforce Framework work roles that will assist organizations in making progress towards achieving improved cybersecurity.

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Funded projects

CyberSeek has been updated to include new data collected from April 2017 to March 2018. This new data indicates there are over 301,000 open jobs in cybersecurity across the nation, including over 13,000 openings in the public sector.

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NICE working group

The Cyber Range project team, under the Training and Certifications subgroup, began to meet again under the leadership of Joe Adams, Vice President of Research and Cybersecurity at Merit Network. 

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